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However, due to what can be called ‘unavoidable career such a hiatus was never a possibility. And much to my misfortune, the time machine is broken, so I un-consume what I have heard about the new Golf; that it was crowned 2009 Car of the Year. Expectations, to say the least, reside somewhere in the Thermosphere.

I World Car of the Year The thing sounds like some of brazen superhero.

First whether you were even of it or not, for the last few years the had been sold in North under the Rabbit moniker. seemingly senseless throwback to the 80s have been deemed that, because it’s now as the Golf again on these shores. So, on to business

Now in its sixth the new Golf is very similar in and shape to its predecessor. Penned by design chief Walter who, amongst other products, was responsible for Audi’s 21st century R8 the car now has more emphasis to it, creating a car that wider and more surefooted, though the actual dimensions a different story. It’s more aerodynamic.

Inside, a lot of work has gone addressing issues consumers had the Golf V’s perceived quality. The result is a premium cabin that comes as more Audi than which is another way of saying it’s quite modern in its Attractive gauges flank a display and the center stack is by a touchscreen audio system sports satellite radio as well as a USB interface for the ubiquitous demanded by the modern day commuter.

The comes standard, though in mind adding navigation cost you some extra

Under the hood lies panacea to ever-stricter fuel and emissions regulations, the clean TDI (Turbocharged Direct Injection) Thanks in part to the availability of Sulfur Diesel fuel modern diesel engines up to 25 percent cleaner than gasoline counterparts, not to mention up to 30 more efficient. In short, a far cry from their cloud sounds-like-a-spoon-in-a-garbage-disposal ancestors made so by various 1980s Mercedes-Benz

The Golf TDI utilizes the same common rail, direct turbocharged diesel engine as year’s award-winning Jetta TDI (if of that makes sense to feel free to skip to the paragraph; if it does, get another It’s good for 140 horsepower and 236 of torque, and when paired a six-speed manual transmission you those do-it-yourself things hate it can manage an impressive 30 mpg 41 mpg highway. Volkswagen has also to offer a six-speed Direct Gearbox (DSG) automatic without boring you to death, is efficient than traditional because it uses two clutches for shifting. The upside to it all 30 mpg city, 42 mpg

Plus, you get nifty paddle and a cheery tax credit from the

So basically, this is Volkswagen’s hybrid fighter. Think Prius and Honda Insight. As you wouldn’t be completely off the mark it drives like a couch and fun more than the Emperor Star Wars.

You would, be very wrong.

Unlike hybrids, which mostly use variable transmissions (CVTs) to power in that tediously rubber bandy fashion, is an economy car that drives its familiar gasoline-powered counterparts.

Ask who has ever pinned it in a diesel and likely tell you these have a tendency to feel a lot than they actually due to the immediacy of the low-end torque. You get a big in the back even at low revs and in respect it doesn’t feel much different than own feisty-yet-polished GTI. In fact, if you wearing earplugs and didn’t a tachometer for reference, based on power delivery it would be to tell a difference between the 2-liter turbo and the oil-burner in the a statement I’m sure have some of you petitioning to me committed to an asylum.

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But torque has a sinister way of playing on your senses, and the reality is different. In the TDI, 0-60 mph up in a claimed 8.6 seconds, nearly two seconds off the GTI’s 0-60 of 6.8 seconds. At a glance, a 1.8 second might not seem like but in the automotive world that’s a gap.

For reference, Volkswagen flagship supercar and destroyer of the Bugatti Veyron, can get to 60 in just 2.5 In other words, the TDI is no drag

In classic European fashion, this is one tightly put-together getter. It uses the same suspension layout as the GTI, sport-tuned McPherson front and a four-link independent rear. makes for a ride that’s and controlled, and when paired the Golf TDI’s weighty they conspire to create a car is fun to push through the corners. I that quite literally.

Prod the ESP button to deactivate the nannies and with all that torque, the front wheels spin up quite easily in but completely dry conditions. Be a little ginger with the throttle and becomes a non-issue. Of course, ESP on it comes standard, by the way the car will do its to keep such mischief to a

But it’s nice to know thing has a bit of an untamed side, if it is front-wheel drive. Just try a burnout in your Prius. check back next after you’ve melted regenerative brakes.

Let’s set the straight this is no performance But just because its parts come from the bin marked department hand-me-downs’ doesn’t it has to be boring to drive. And that’s the Golf has always been simple yet entertaining motoring.

Both two- and four-door are available, with pricing at $22,189. Factor in a tax credit to the diesel engine and that drops by $1,300 and $1,700 for the and automatic respectively.

In a way, the Golf TDI represents the other of the fuel-crisis coin. And in my opinion, the better avenue for gearheads. motoring delivers familiar and transmission options are not as yawn-tastic as offered on electric vehicles and

Sure rev-tastic, high-horsepower have to be made, but hope is far lost.

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